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Welcome to Stanley ...

The city of Stanley is primarily located in Chippewa County<1>. A portion of Stanley extends into Clark County.


The location of Stanley has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Stanley, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1881.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Stanley has a population of 3,711 people<3> (see below for details).

Stanley is 1,070 feet [326 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Stanley lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Stanley: (715) & (534)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Stanley had an population of 3,711 people. This is an increase of 2.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 95.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Stanley had a population of 3,608 people (which is 5.78% of the total population of Chippewa County). This makes Stanley the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Stanley represents 0.06% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 243rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,608 people, the population of Stanley increased 90.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,898 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Stanley.

Communities Also Named Stanley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 43 communities that are also named Stanley - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Stanley.

Communities near Stanley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Stanley.

  • Thorp
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thorp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thorp
    • Thorp is located in Clark County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,604 people
  • Cadott
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadott
    • Cadott is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,411 people
  • Cornell
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornell
    • Cornell is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,400 people
  • Owen
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owen
    • Owen is located in Clark County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 925 people
  • Boyd
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd
    • Boyd is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 528 people
  • Withee
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Withee
    • Withee is located in Clark County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 472 people
  • Gilman
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman
    • Gilman is located in Taylor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
  • Lublin
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lublin
    • Lublin is located in Taylor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 113 people
  • Eadsville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eadsville
    • Eadsville is located in Clark County
  • Reseburg
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reseburg
    • Reseburg is located in Clark County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Stanley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Stanley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Stanley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Stanley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Stanley. See our Newspapers Page for Stanley.

Adding Stanley to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Stanley in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Stanley was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Stanley post office opened in 1881.

We also found Stanley in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Stanley.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stanley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Chippewa County: www.co.chippewa.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Chippewa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Stanley.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Stanley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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